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## Dido525 2 years ago Write the equation in cylindrical coordinates. 3x^2 − 5x + 3y^2 + z^2 = 5

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1. Dido525

That squared sign is bugging me. How do I deal with that?

2. nincompoop

oh no, it's you again :(

3. Dido525

Pika pika ^_^ .

4. yummydum

\[3x^2 − 5x + 3y^2 + z^2 = 5\] http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=3x%5E2+%E2%88%92+5x+%2B+3y%5E2+%2B+z%5E2+%3D+5 its a squishy lookin sphere :)

5. nincompoop

lol wow

6. Dido525

Ohh that's fine and good but how do I convert it to cylindrical coordinates?

7. wio

It's an offset ellipsoid.

8. wio

Complete the square for the \(x\) term first.

9. nincompoop
10. Dido525

That squared sign is bugging me.

11. nincompoop

who's fancy now?

12. yummydum

butthurt much? lol

13. wio

@Dido525 Complete the square of the z term.

14. wio

\(x\) term

15. Dido525

I think I got it. Thanks :) .

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